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India set for tourism boom, research suggests

India set for tourism boom, research suggests
19 Mar 2014

The Indian tourism industry could be about to enjoy a major spike in activity in 2014.

That is the suggestion of new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which has claimed that the industry will grow by as much as 7.3 per cent this year.

Added to this, it has been claimed that revenue from domestic tourism will grow by 8.2 per cent, as compared to 5.1 per cent in 2013.

This growth is being caused by a number of critical factors, including the growth of low-cost airlines and infrastructure improvements.

David Scowsill, president and chief executive officer of the WTTC, said: "The picture in India in general terms is good. But in terms of the global forecast, it is much lower than other countries, like China, which grew at 9.2 per cent in 2013 (and is anticipated to grow at 8.3 per cent in 2014)." ADNFCR-408-ID-801704831-ADNFCR

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